The Founder of People’s Club and the genesis of the group

The Founder of People’s Club and the genesis of the group

Prince Titus Ike Ume-ezeoke was the Founder and First national president, peoples club of Nigeria/ international. He was a business man, the onyima 1 of Amichi, the elder brother to CHIEF EDWIN UME-EZEOKE ( Former speaker of the federal republic of Nigeria under Shagari in 1979) Also the younger brother of Sir Georfry Ezeoke ( Former Accountant General of Old Anambra state.

They were direct sons of HRH Igwe peter Umeorimili Ezeoke of Amichi( The paramount Obi of Amichi)

After the civil war, his business and that of his friends went down. One of the days he was lounging with his friends in Aba in 1971, the thought to form the club came as a way to socialize and help themselves heal from the wounds of the civil war, coupled with the pain of receiving only 20 pounds from the federal government as a palliatives to build back their multi thousands and million businesses.

Peoples club was founded when it mattered most, at a time when Ndigbo lost faith, when they felt abandoned, raped, maimed and ravaged by the civil war, when they had no iota of hope, when the experience and remembrance of war nearly extinguished a race and people, it was birthed. It was not founded only to socialize, but also to help heal the wounds of the challenging times of the post war era.

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Okaa 1000 or Okaa society of Nigeria existed before the Peoples Club, but it was extinguished during the Biafran war, some of their members died during the war. Okaa 1000 was mostly young well to do igbo traders who found common purpose to meddle together and built a fraternity. It died during the war and hope were lost. It is important to note that the club built the generation of wealthy igbo men and beyond who transformed to what we see today.

Prince Titus Ike Ume-ezeoke retired as the “FOUNDER AND PATRON IN MARCH 1983” He was the first national president, he handed over to Dr Chukwuma Obioha (Akajiugo Arondizuogu) as the 2nd National president.

May he continue to rest in Power ✊

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